Most Mississippi civil rights history leads back to the widespread outrage over the Till case in the summer of 1955.
Carolyn Bryant Donham claimed the 14-year-old catcalled her, which led to his lynching.
Till, the highly-praised film documenting the life and tragic lynching of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955, as well as his mother Mamie Till-Mobley's fight for justice, received ZERO nominations. Now, Till's family is expressing their sadness over the Oscars overlooking this pivotal story in American history.
Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley are posthumously being honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.
“Till” is the latest example of Mamie Till-Mobley’s call to action being realized – and the film fulfills her mandate that Americans never forget what happened to her boy.
This heart-wrenching story is told from a different perspective.
While the outcome is not surprising, the continued refusal of the legal system to hold Carolyn Bryant Donham responsible is nonetheless disheartening.
The trailer to Chinonye Chukwu's Emmett Till movie, 'Till' has dropped and Black people have had negative reactions.
The Mississippi attorney general's office said Carolyn Bryant Donham's memoir and arrest warrant aren't enough "new evidence" to reopen Emmett Till's case.
The woman at the center of Emmett Till's death dictated “I Am More Than A Wolf Whistle” more than a decade ago. It represents the first time she has spoken openly about the case.
Jayland Walker's funeral after he was killed by police was open casket in a move that harkens back to Emmett Till.
Serving a newly discovered warrant from 1955 and arresting Carolyn Bryant Donham would be a powerful example of righting at least one wrong.
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